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Clock ticks to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 15, according to Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler. 

Allen brings campaign to SoBo, meets with small business owners, residents

George Allen brought his Virginia Voices tour to Southside Virginia on Monday where he listened to small business owners, community leaders and local residents whose voices he said are not being heard in Washington.

Consolidation of three Southside YMCAs put on hold

After months of discussion, the YMCA merger has been put on hold. Back in July, members of the South Boston-Halifax YMCA had an opportunity to cast their votes on the merger of the Hamilton Boulevard YMCA with the two in Mecklenburg County during a town hall meeting held at the South Boston Y.

Authority to advertise proposed rate changes

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved advertising proposed water and sewer rates and deposits when it met Thursday afternoon in the conference room of the authority’s offices located on Houghton Avenue in South Boston.

Sheriff promotes five employees

Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark on Friday promoted five employees in the sheriff’s office. 

Unbalanced IDA budget approved

After operating without an adopted budget since July 1, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday adopted an unbalanced  2012-13 operating budget that includes $2,485,315.68 in income and $2,522.948.20 in expenses.

Fundraiser falls shy, but still called a ‘good day’

Approximately 400 people attended the fundraising event held in South Boston’s Constitution Square from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with perfect weather, and $10,000 was raised to hire a private investigator to help find retired Sgt. First Class Hattie Brown who was last seen May 16, 2009. 

Vernon Hill man pleads guilty to receiving stolen property

A 31-year old Vernon Hill man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one felony charge of receiving stolen property and a probation violation, according to court records.

Woman charged in wreck

A 49-year-old Semora, N.C. woman has been charged with failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday at 4:15 p.m. on Highway 58, two-tenths of a mile west of State Route 836.

Man found dead; cigarette suspected in bedroom fire

A 64-year-old South Boston man was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon when Turbeville volunteer firefighters responded to a call of smoke coming from the home, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.